It’s not lunch without a handful of Goldfish—but you’ll want to make sure you pack the right snacks. Pepperidge Farm has issued a voluntary recall on some of its Goldfish crackers because the popular snacks may be contaminated with salmonella.
What Goldfish Crackers Have Been Recalled?
Four Goldfish cracker types are subject to this recall:
- Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar
- Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion
- Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
- Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel
All sizes—including snack bags and large bulk boxes—are included in the recall. To help you double-check the crackers in your pantry, check the press release from Pepperidge Farm for a complete list of products plus product images and UPC codes.
What Should I Do If I Have One of the Products?
Do not eat them! Recalled product should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. You may also get reimbursed here if you have the product, sell by date and package code listed in the press release.
Why Are Goldfish Being Recalled?
Like the current Ritz crackers recall, it has to do with the salty coating on the crackers. A supplier of dried whey powder has reported possible salmonella contamination. Whey is a byproduct of dairy processing, and it’s used to make the cheesy coating found on many processed foods, including Goldfish crackers. Like any animal product, it can be contaminated with germs, including salmonella.
The Food and Drug Administration has said that Goldfish products were recalled out of caution. None of the recalled products has tested positive for salmonella, and no one has reported an illness.
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